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AUGUST 2014 A monthly publication of the Beaver Dam Senior Center Volume 17 Issue 8 TABLE OF CONTENTS 90th Birthday Party Activity Calendar BD Fire Department Health Safety Notes BGK Camp Intergenerational Program Bingo Volunteers Needed Bobbies Papercrafting Chili DumpPot LuckCard Party Friday Bowling League From the Administrator Graceful Yoga Happy Birthday 24 12 7 4 6 6 4 3 3 8 5 Listening Session with the Mayor Messing with Mitzi New Member Orientation On the Front Cover Programs Act

CITY OF BEAVER DAM COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES SERVICES 114 E Third St, Beaver Dam, WI 53916 Phone 920 8874639 Fax 920 8871902 Hours MondayFriday, 730 am430 pm Email Web Site www.cityofbeaverdam.combdcas DEPARTMENT STAFF Evonne Boettge Traci Gmeinder Patti Maleck Julie Piltz George Behling Parks Department Administrator Office Administrator Customer Service Clerk Custodian Building Maintenance GENERAL INFORMATION Participation City residents age 50 over become participants

FROM THE ADMINISTRATORS DESK The calendar page is August can summer really be that far along already It seems like we were just celebrating Flag Day and watching the spring flowers blossom in the gardens. The changing seasons are wonderful and time, of course, marches along. As with anything else, change occurs whether we are watching or not and sometimes it catches us by surprise even when we saw it coming This month will be a significant milestone for the City, the Center and for everyone inv

CHILI DUMP CARD PARTY 5TH SATURDAY AUGUST 30 Join us for a Chili Dump. Well play cards at 100 pm and eat at 430 pm. You are welcome to stay for cards afterwards. Registration is appreciated to ensure enough supplies. Well provide the coffee and place settings, you are asked to bring 1 or 2 servings of chili to dump into the big roaster. Please register by Wednesday, August 27. POT LUCK CARD PARTY LABOR DAY MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 1 Please join us for a pot luck and card party. Well play cards at 10

R.E.A.D THERAPY DOGS WORKSHOP THURSDAY, AUGUST 7 Reading Education Assistance Dogs helping kids learn to become good readers Do you have a dog Is it wellmannered, patient and not afraid of kids or strangers If so, any dog can be trained to help kids learn to read. The Beaver Dam School District is looking for more volunteers to help with this program later this fall. Polly DakeJones from Canine Solutions will give us information during a onehour workshop at 1030 am. Registration is appreciated,

BOBBIES PAPERCRAFTING Join Bobbie Pearson for cardmaking at the Center. It is great fun and very popular, so sign up early because enrollment is limited to 8 lucky participants. On August 12, Jennifer Larson will bring supplies for a lovely flower and dragonfly card. The beautiful gold 3dimensional flower centers dont show up in a photo so stop by and admire it at the Center. Bobbie will have several cards including a winter Cardinal. On August 26, some of the cards will have a fall theme, inclu

HOOKS NEEDLES CHICKS WITH STICKS Yarn of every color and quality is donated to the crochetknitting group here at the Center. The participants are a wide variety of ages and this summer we have the new generation taking part in the lessons to learn this wonderful craft. Instructor Marion Gade has donated years of time to helping others learn to be as creative as she is and put together the easiest and hardest patterns to create works of art. The group has made many, many donations to various or

Want to stay sharp Attend our Brain Fitness workshops LEARN what the latest research says about keeping your mind sharp Diet Sleep Exercise PRACTICE healthy new lifestyle habits and brain fitness exercises in a fun social setting dont worry, there wont be any grades TRACK your progress with an easy to follow work book GRACEFUL YOGA Even if you have never taken a yoga class before, it is never too late to get started. This class is suitable for all fitness levels and it is specifically target

THISTHATAND SOME OTHER THINGS EIGHT WORD GAME 1. There are eight in a gallon. 2. How many keys black and white are on a piano 3. Name the black ball in the game of pool. 4. Name a shape that has eight angles and eight sides 5. What is the phrase that means to put an end to something 6. Name some creatures that have eight legs. 7. What is a marine creature that has eight sucker bearing arms around its mouth 8. What is the word that means someone is 80 years old or between the ages of 80 and 90 9

SATURDAY NIGHT POLKA PARTY VOLUNTEERS NEEDED The annual fundraising dance includes a silent auction and we are looking for some help in soliciting donations for the baskets. If you are available to help call on local businesses following up on a letter asking for a contribution, we really need your help. Last year the event raised over 1,600 for transportation and special events. The goal for this year is 2,500 to cover just transportation. The Center provides taxi punch cards to seniors, each p

NEW MEMBER ORIENTATION MONDAY, AUGUST 18 The Center always welcomes new members. On the 3rd Monday of each month at 1000 am in the Community Room, you are invited to learn more about our programs, activities, policies and procedures. Youll also get information on our lunch site, the information and services we have available, trips and volunteer opportunities. Registration is appreciated, but not required. If you find yourself available, but didnt call in, be sure to come on down Well have fresh

AUGUST 2014 ACTIVITY CALENDAR Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Dodge County Senior Dining Menu See page 11 3 4 5 6 730 800 845 100 500 600 Coffee Conversation Cribbage Gentle Yoga Euchre Pom Dance Pepper 800 Pinochle 815 Arthritis Exercise 100 Bridge Sheepshead 800 Benefit Specialist Cribbage 100 Bingo 700 DJ Sheepshead 10 11 730 800 845 100 500 Coffee Conversation Cribbage Gentle Yoga Euchre Pom Dance Super Noggin Introduction 600 Pepper 12 800 815 900 100 Pinochle Arthritis Exerci

Thursday 1 Friday 800 Cribbage 830 Learn to Play Cards 100 Euchre Speed Scrabble 2 Saturday 7 800 815 930 1030 100 Pinochle Arthritis Exercise Wii Bowling R.E.A.D Therapy Dog Workshop Pool League Sheepshead 500 Pom Dance 8 800 Cribbage 830 Learn to Play Cards 100 Bowling Captains Meeting Euchre Speed Scrabble 9 100 Public Sheepshead Downtown River Market 800 am to Noon 14 800 Pinochle 815 Arthritis Exercise 100 Pool League Sheepshead 15 800 830 930 100 Cribbage Learn to Play Cards G

PROGRAMS ACTIVITIES ProgramActivity Active adults ages 50 over are welcome to attend. Cost 10 classes for 10 punch card ProgramActivity Mens Cooking Class 330500 pm Thursdays once per month Movie Club Please check newsletter for days times. New Member Orientation 3rd Monday of Month 1000 am Open Pool Tables 730 am430 pm Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays Fridays Pepper Mondays 600800 pm 3rd Saturday of month 100300 pm Pinochle 8001000 am Tuesdays Thursdays Pom Dance 500600 pm Mondays Thursday


BGK SUMMER CAMPERS INTERGENERATION FUN Every Wednesday morning we are happy to welcome our friends from BGK Summer Camp. For the past several weeks we have enjoyed learning about one another and creating special nametags for everyone to wear. They are on display in the main room, if you would like a peek at them We have enjoyed playing trivia baseball, celebrated National Accordion Appreciation Month, tried to juggle balloons, played cards, Dominos and Bingo During the next few weeks we will enj

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FISHING CLUB NEWS by Terry Zimmerlee On July 9, three members of the fishing club went to Winneconne and fishing was not what we hoped it would be. We did catch an undersized bass and a catfish. We tried the backwaters and the main river in the area. Montello is still unavailable due to construction. Our next fishing outing will be on Wednesday, August 13, location to be determined yet. The members will be called. Mark your calendars for the Meet and Eat annual fish fry on Friday, September 26 a

MOVIE CLUB NEWS by Kay Appenfeldt Come and join us at the Center to watch great FREE movies. Movies start at 915 am. Friday, August 29 The Monuments Men 2014 An unlikely World War II platoon is tasked to rescue art masterpieces from Nazi thieves and return them to their owners. Stars George Clooney, Matt Damon, Bill Murray WATERMELON TRIVIA The watermelon is a FRIDAY BOWLING LEAGUE NEWS by Carol Abel Summer is winding down, soon the leaves will be falling and days will be shorter and we

STEERING COMMITTEE MEETING MINUTES BEAVER DAM SENIOR CENTER Thursday, July 3, 2014 Called to order by Kay Appenfeldt at 830 A.M. Catching Us Doing Something Good. Greenhouse provided flowers for city planters. Fishing Club sponsored Junior Fishing Club. Larry Lemke, Kathy Woock, and Shirley Mack planted Beaver Dam Peppers at Larrys place. Roll Call Present Kay Appenfeldt, Kathy Woock, David Travis, Wayne Schmitz, Terry Zimmerlee, Del Schultz, Shirley Rabbitt, Betty Stafford, Sandy Heiar, Diane F

BULLETING BOARD TRIVIA SUMMER FUN Write your answers on a piece of paper and turn them in to the office by Friday, August 22 for a chance to win a prize. event every year since 1947. 8. Located in Sandusky, OH, this amusement park claims to be the Roller Coaster Capital of the World. 9. This wilderness are long popular with canoeists, kayakers, and fishermen sits astride the CanadaU.S. border between Ontario and Minnesota. 10. The worlds football fans will be focused on Brazil for this interna

SENIOR TRAVEL CLUB DAY TRIPS We have scheduled the following shows at Memories Dinner Theater in Port Washington. The cost for these matinee performances will be 64.00 and includes your ticket, meal, transportation from the Senior Center and driver gratuity. Reservations are needed one month prior to the performance. In the event we do not have at least 30 reservations at that time, the performance will be cancelled. TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 23 SENIORS OF THE SAHARA Sylvia Goldbergs troubles begin wh

SENIOR TRAVEL CLUB DAY TRIPS OLD WORLD WISCONSIN SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 20 styles and more Well depart from the Center at 915 am on a deluxe motorcoach arriving at the park for a 1030 am tour. The cost of the trip, including Travel to Eagle, Wisconsin and enjoy a day at this transportation, lunch and tour will be 63.00 per historic site as we enjoy a custom tour going Around person. Reservations are needed no later than the World in 80 Minutes. Well see as much of the Friday, August 29. site as po

90TH BIRTHDAY PARTY Proud Member Of BD Chamber, BRAW, CWAG, Discover Dodge County, Dodge County Historical Society, Downtown BD Inc., Horicon Marsh Bird Club, ICAA, NABS, NCOA, NISC, WASC, WI Natural Resources, WPRA and WVCA. Accredited by the Wisconsin Association of Senior Centers

DISCOVER 1st 6th 7th 11th 16th 17th Labor Day Pot Luck American Heros Parade Grandparents Day 911 Remembrance Day American Legion Day Auto Show Brat Fry 11 am2 pm Beaver Dam Ford PLAY Buddy Bingo Colorist Contest Giant Games Wii Bowling Tournament Writers Group InterviewsVideo CHALLENGE 18th 23rd 25th 22nd26th 26th 30th BD Fire Department Presents Checkers Day Senior Expo, Waupun National Employ Older Workers Week, Business Recognition Native American Day Colorist Day WinnerAward Special Aw

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